Pixel 7 series: what we know about Google’s next phones

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Google’s Pixel 7 series got its first teaser earlier this year and will be unveiled on October 6. Made by Google Event At New York. Already, rumors about the Pixel 7’s price are starting to surface, like that from Android Police founder Artem Russakovksii. In a tweet on Thursday, he posted a photo of the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro prices from what he says is a reliable source. If Russakovskii’s anonymous source is correct, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will retail for $599 and $899 respectively, the same prices as last year’s units.

Google first announced the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro during its annual developer conference in May, giving us an idea of ​​what to expect from the company’s next flagship range. Thanks to the announcements made to Google I/Owe know that both devices will launch in the fall with a new version of Google’s Tensor processor, Android 13 and a more refined version of the Pixel 6 general design.

That said, there are still a lot of things we don’t know. And that’s where the rumor mill comes in – to help us fill in the missing pieces (at least some of them) until the official event on October 6th. We suggest you bookmark this page as we’ll update it whenever we get a whiff of credible rumors.


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Release date: Pixel 7 will likely launch in October (confirmed)

Google’s flagship handsets have been launching in October for years, ever since the first-gen Pixel was unveiled to the world. (Well, all but the Pixel 5which was unveiled at the end of September.) Google’s announcement of its October 6 event was accompanied by a video showing off the Pixel 7 series, making it clear that the phone will be the focus of the event.

Processor: Pixel 7 configured to run on a second-generation Tensor chip (confirmed)

Google’s internal silicon, known as the Tensor chip, made its debut in the Pixel 6 series. And Google will continue to pack its phones with its own chips with the upcoming Pixel 7 lineup. second generation, the company announced in May. This announcement comes as no surprise: Google has taken on the costly and complex task of developing a chipset in-house, so why not use that chipset in its phones?

Some of the chip improvements are evident in the Pixel 6’s camera system, which has new features not available on previous Pixel devices. These include Magic Eraser for removing unwanted objects in photos and Real Tone, which portrays skin tones more accurately. Although we don’t know much about the second-generation Tensor chip yet, we can probably expect similar improvements based on machine learning.

Google Pixel 6 Pro cameras

The Google Pixel 6 Pro’s camera bar includes a 25mm wide-angle primary camera, a 16mm ultra-wide camera, a 104mm telephoto lens, and a flash. (from left to right)

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Design: Pixel 7 changes camera bar and cutouts (confirmed)

Last year’s Pixel 6 shook up the design that the last five generations of Pixel phones had kept. After this design overhaul, Google is simply making improvements to its now iconic aesthetic. Remember the black camera bar that spans the width of the chassis? This year, the bar will be made of recycled aluminum and will sink into the side rails of the device, making the camera cutouts more visible. (The Pixel 6 series had a bold black bar that stopped abruptly at the edges).

White Google phones with full-width aluminum camera bar

Google unveiled its Pixel 7 series at its annual developer event earlier this year.

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Design: Pixel 7 with punch-hole front camera (confirmed)

Images shared by Google in May show that the Pixel 7 will have a pill-shaped camera notch while the Pixel 7 Pro will feature a punch-hole cutout and a pillbox cutout that together form a kind of exclamation mark on the side, housing three cameras.

Cameras: Pixel 7 Pro will feature three rear cameras, Pixel 7 will have two (confirmed)

Google renders show that the Pixel 7 Pro will also have a triple rear camera system, like the 6 Pro, while the base Pixel 7 appears to have dual rear cameras, like the standard Pixel 6. As for the cameras, we don’t. have confirmation of much more beyond that, but the images seem to show that Google will stick to the standard wide, ultra-wide and telephoto configurations for the Pixel 7 Pro.

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